Get BOGO Burritos and Bowls at Pokéworks Grand Opening

Celebration Includes Raffle Giveaways, Prizes and Lots of Poké

Enjoy fresh fish with the fresh spring weather at Pokéworks’ new Union Square location (21 East 15th Street) at their grand opening event, Saturday, April 22nd from 11 AM – 8 PM. Bring a friend to enjoy buy-one-get-one poke bowl and burritos all day long. Plus, while you wait, enjoy raffle giveaways including Pokéworks gear and gift cards. Check out Pokéworks on Instagram to participate in a contest leading up to the event.

Share your poké pictures with #USQEats.

Just in time for it’s Earth Day grand opening (stop by in between one of these green events) Pokéworks is launching its Coco Bora Continue reading

Vote #USQEats Joe’s Pizza in NYCGO March Madness Food Fight

Which of New York’s Best Eats Will Take Home the Prize?

Joe’s Pizza is known as the quintessential New York slice. So it’s no surprise the Classic Slice was given the top seed for the foodie version of March Madness, New York City’s Food Fight: Tournament Edition. After breezing through Round 1 with the most resounding victory of the tournament, Joe’s now faces Peter Luger’s Porterhouse Steak to move on to the Flavorful Four. Voting for this round ends Monday, March 27th at 9 AM. Take a break from basketball brackets and vote for New York’s most classic dish.

After you vote, be sure to do your best #CheeseFense cheer with a slice at Joe’s in Union Square at 150 East 14th Street.

Sweet Stuff: Our Valentine’s Day Guide

Gift Ideas, Makeup Applications and More To Get You V-Day Ready in USQ

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Union Square’s sweetest spots are ready to help you plan your Valentine’s Day in a snap. We’ve gathered up some of our favorite treats, date nights, events, and even marriage ideas to get you V-Day ready right here in Union Square.

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth: Dylan’s Candy Bar

Head to Dylan’s Candy Bar (33 Union Square West) to find your cupid’s favorite sweets. Choose from hundreds of gummies, hard candies and chocolates, or pick up a pre-packed assortment selected by the experts.

Say it with candy #Love 💋 ❌⭕️❌⭕️

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Chocolate Must-Haves: City Bakery and Breads Bakery

Cuddle up at City Bakery (3 West 18th Street) for a special V-Day #datenight and share a massive cup of hot chocolate during their Hot Chocolate festival – proven to be worth it because they’re celebrating 25 years of delectable, scrumptious chocolate!

 

Whether you’re dining in or out, plan to pick up dessert at Breads Bakery (18 E 16th Street). Their Nutella babka promises layers upon layers flaky deliciousness that you can pull apart with your hands and enjoy together. Watch below to see exactly what you’re in for!

 

Proposal Ideas: Get Down on One Knee at LinkNYC

The Links that have been popping up over the city (offering free public Wi-Fi, phone calls, device charging and a tablet for access to city services, maps and directions) are hoping to help New Yorkers pop the question on Valentine’s Day. Email hello@link.nyc to coordinate the location, time and Continue reading

Taste 28 Varieties of Hot Chocolate at City Bakery in February

The 25th Annual Hot Chocolate Festival Kicks Off Feb. 1st

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Since 1990, The City Bakery on West 18th Street (between 5th Ave and 6th Ave) has served one of the city’s favorite hot chocolates. The City Bakery Hot Chocolate Festival is back this year, celebrating 25 Years in Union Square! Join us to beat the cold with a mug of hot cocoa and handmade marshmallows.

Every day you visit in February you can expect a different hot chocolate special. Enjoy Espresso, Ginger, Tropical, Caramel, Dark Chocolate, White Chocolate, Banana Peel Chocolate, a special Love Potion on Valentine’s Day and so much more. When are you stopping by?

  • 1st   – Ginger Hot Chocolate
  • 2nd  – Espresso Hot Chocolate
  • 3rd   – Creamy Stout Hot Chocolate
  • 4th   – “Happy” Hot Chocolate
  • 5th   – Caramel Hot Chocolate
  • 6th   – Tropical Hot Chocolate
  • 7th   – Chili Pepper Hot Chocolate
  • 8th   – Cinnamon Hot Chocolate
  • 9th   – Darkest Dark Hot Chocolate #1
  • 10th – White Chocolate Waltz Hot Chocolate
  • 11th – S’Morey Hot Chocolate
  • 12th – Milk Chocolate Hot Chocolate
  • 13th – Espresso Hot Chocolate
  • 14th – Love Potion Hot Chocolate
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Where To Dine This Winter Restaurant Week

Experience Union Square’s Fine Dining Jan. 23rd – Feb. 10th

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The Nova Scotia Halibut at Gotham Bar and Grill

Enjoy prix fixe menus at some of Union Square’s finest dining establishments during this season’s NYC Restaurant Week from Jan. 23rd – Feb. 10th. Ignore the cold weather and get out the office for a lunch to remember. Warm up with Italian at Taralluci e Vino, have a burst of fresh seafood at Blue Water Grill, dive into the Greenmarket-inspired menus at ABC Kitchen or ABC Cocina, and enjoy a Michelin-star lunch at Casa Mono or Gotham Bar and Grill.

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MAKE Sandwich Opens First Location in Union Square

A New Sandwich Project From The Melt Shop Team

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Lunchers rejoice! Fourth Avenue is adding another stellar stop to its grab-and-go lineup. The makers of The Melt Shop are introducing their first MAKE Sandwich: a new made-to-order sandwich shop offering modern interpretations of classic sandwiches using fresh, made from scratch and gourmet ingredients—now open at 135 4th Avenue (at 13th Street). Developed by Melt Shop founder Spencer Rubin, in partnership with Aurify Brands, MAKE Sandwich is a result of the partners’ ongoing love of all things sandwiches.

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“MAKE stemmed from a conversation about extending Melt Shop’s menu offerings,” said Spencer Rubin, who launched the beloved melted sandwich concept in 2011. “The Aurify team and I kept coming up with these Continue reading

New in 2017 (Plus, the Best of 2016 You Can Still Catch) in Union Square

2017 Brings New Restaurants, Theater, Free Events

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As you gear up to tackle 2017, we’re already anticipating an incredible year in the Square. Here are the top developments we’re excited for this year, plus the best of 2016 you can still enjoy.

1. Union Square Sweat Fest | Don’t give up on those New Year’s resolutions! SWEAT in Union Square with our third annual celebration of Union Square’s health and wellness scene. We’ll keep you committed with silent disco yoga at the W New York – Union Square, an exclusive workout in GrowNYC’s new Project Farmhouse, and free class trials at some of the best gyms in the neighborhood.

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2. Union Square Cafe Returns Home | The best part about Union Square Cafe’s new larger space? Each visit reveals something different you love about the restaurant. Whether it’s the artwork, the private nooks, or a seat at one of the bars, you can experience the incredible food and drink that earned the restaurant the highest accolades over the years.

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Photo: Emily Andrews, Thrillist

3. Exceptional Off-Broadway Theatre | In February, The Vineyard Theatre introduces John Kander and Greg Pierce’s Kid Victory directed by Liesl Tommy, a hauntingly mesmerizing new musical about seventeen-year-old Luke returning to his small Kansas town after a wrenching one-year absence. Tickets are now on sale! Across the street, the Daryl Roth Theatre presents Vox Luminere’s Phantom Of The Opera, a unique take on the classic musical.

4. New Tech Center on the Way | This season, NYC’s Economic Development Corporation (EDC) will soon reveal the team selected to redevelop the city-owned site at 124 East 14th Street into a new tech hub for a modern workforce. The project may include new office and retail space geared towards startups and co-working.

5. Project Farmhouse | The team behind the world-famous Union Square Greenmarket, GrowNYC, just launched Project Farmhouse, an event space and sustainability center that hosts workshops, galas, speakers, community meetings and interactive exhibits. The new space is located on 13th Street, on the ground floor of the Hyatt Union Square.

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The view from the main entrance of Project Farmhouse with a ceiling made of recycled plastic bottles. Source: ProjectFarmhouse.org

6. New Foodie Spots Opening Soon | Prepare for Korean BBQ alongside classic Korean dishes at Barn Joo’s new multiple-story location at 35 Union Square West, set to open this winter. Acclaimed Israeli chef Meir Adoni teams up with Breads Continue reading